Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APS-ROW Vegetation Management with Herbicides
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Tracy Kremer
505-842-3445
tkremer@fs.fed.us
Description: FS must decide if to allow APS to include using herbicides as a method to manage vegetation on existing APS transmission ROW within five National Forests in Arizona.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45771
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units, Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Prescott National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Arizona Public Service Company and Salt River Project Rights of Way across the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests. See map on website.
Four-Forest Restoration Initiative EIS: Kaibab and Coconino
EIS
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/30/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Paula Cote
928-226-4686
pcote@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementation of forest restoration activities including thinning of trees, prescribed fire treatments, and watershed and road restoration within 988,764 acres of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. See www.fs.usda.gov/4fri for information.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/4fri
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Too extensive to list - see project record ponderosa pine habitat on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
07/01/2013
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of up to 39 rock pits affecting a total of 434 acres on the Coconino and Kaibab national forests to provide materials for surfacing roads to maintain safe and sustainable road conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34858
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable locations throughout the Coconino and Kaibab national forests (see map)
Kaibab National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Zone Travel Management Revision Project
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 Lisa Jones
928-635-5619
lljones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts are proposing to provide increased opportunities for dispersed motorized camping.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42961
Location: UNIT - Kaibab National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable The forest road systems on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts
Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Zone Grassland Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Roger Joos
928-635-5600
rejoos@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore grasslands, savannas, and historically open pinyon-juniper woodlands to ecological conditions that existed prior to Euro-American settlement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44132
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts that lie outside of the boundary of the 4FRI and Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burnt Corral Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: The purposes of the Burnt Corral project is to improve forest health and vigor, while improving habitat conditions which are more resilient to change in the event of wildfire and/or other climatic condition changes. Project acreage is ~ 28,052 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44236
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Planning stage - General Description: Townships 35 - 37 North, Ranges 1 West to 1 East, Gila and Salt River Baseline & Meridian, (Coconino County, Arizona). The Burnt Corral project area lies in the southwest portion of the Kaibab Plateau (i.e., south-southwest of Lookout Canyon and FS Road 22) on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest.
NKRD Eastside Wildlife Water Development and Redevelopment Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Angela Gatto
928-643-8127
agatto@fs.fed.us
Description: The Proposed Action is to construct and/or improve up to ten (10) total water development sites located along the east-southeast boundary of the North Kaibab Ranger District (NKRD). Four (4) are redevelopments, and six (6) are new developments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44234
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Project is located generally on the east side of the Kaibab plateau, east of Forest Road 220.
Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
GC Hub Wireless Communications Site Development
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Liz Schuppert
928-635-8367
lschuppert@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a communications facility as part of a wireless communication system to serve the Grand Canyon area. Includes: 125 foot tall tower; Prebuilt equipment building; Solar hybrid power system; 100 x 100 ft compound with a 6 ft fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41068
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - NW1/4, SW1/4 of Section 7, T 29 N, R 4 E. The proposed site is located on Skinner Ridge off of FR 343 and FR 343F. Just to the south of the range fence line.
Tusayan Lookout Tree Trail
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Margaret Hangan
928-635-8342
mhangan@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a new trail (150 to 200' in length) to access a display kiosk for the historic Tusayan Lookout Tree.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44561
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T30N, R2E, Sections 23 and 24 of the Gila and Salt River Meridian 200' north of Forest Road 605 and an APS Transfer Station, southwest of the City of Tusayan.
VANE Minerals Uranium Exploratory Drilling Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposal would conduct exploratory drilling at 24 different sites
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Townships 27, 28, and 29 North; and Ranges 2, 3, and 4 East Tusayan Ranger District
Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bill Williams Mountain Restoration Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/08/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Mark Herron
928-635-8315
mherron@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to improve the health and sustainability of forested conditions on and surrounding Bill Williams Mountain by reducing hazardous fuels and moving vegetative conditions in the project area toward desired conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34690
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - All or portions of Sections 1-3, 10-15, 22-27, & 34-36 T21N R1E; Sections 4-10, 15-22, & 27-31 T21N R2E; and Sections 31-33 T22N R2E Gila & Salt River Meridian The project area is located 4 miles south-southwest of the city southwest of Williams, Arizona. It is approximately 18,000 acres and encompasses Bill Williams Mountain.
Railroad Tank Dam Safety Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 07/2015 Edwin Monin
928-635-8370
enmonin@fs.fed.us
Description: Perform maintenance on the Railroad Tank Dam, including repairing the spillway, maintaining the crest of the structure, and creating a structure to allow low level flows to pass through the dam.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44924
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Township 22N, Range 5E, Section 32, Gila & Salt River Meridian In the far eastern portion of the Williams Ranger District, just North of Interstate 40 about 1 mile west of the Bellemont Rest Area.
Three Mile Lake and Horse Lake Fencing Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/27/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Roger Joos
928-635-5622
rejoos@fs.fed.us
Description: Three Mile Lake would be fenced to protect rare/sensitive plant/animal species. The exclosure fence around Horse Lake would be realigned to so the earthen tank is outside the fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43194
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N, R2E, Sec. 9 (Three Mile Lake); T21N, R4E, Sec. 16 (Horse Lake) Three Mile Lake is approximately three miles north of Williams. Horse Lake is in the middle of Garland Prairie approximately 15 miles east-southeast of Williams.
Three Sisters and Nagiler Resource Monitoring Sites Special Use Authorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/03/2012
Expected: 04/2015 04/2015 Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5600
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Kaibab National Forest’s Williams Ranger District is considering a proposal to allow Northern Arizona University School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability a Special Use Permit for two earthquake monitoring sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40054
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T21N R1E NW1/4 Section 31 and T22N R1E SE1/4 Section 24 Southwest of the City of Williams and north of the City of Williams
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